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tanya

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Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:17:25 PM »
Hello, I have compabillity-issues with ZA which causes the internet to slow down, so I turned it off. Do anyone know of any free firewalls that is non-resident and easy to use for me and my PC? I also would like to know how I turn off avast! cause I want it off when I play onlinegames.

When I rightclick the avast!-icon in my right bar there is no longer any option to turn it off. Are there also any tweaks I can do to make it become more non-resident? Using avast! free version 7.0.1426.

Thank you, yes...wanna max my performance :)

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 11:23:17 PM »
What do you mean " Non resident ". All firewall are " Resident ". They are active and protecting and not on demand.

Bad idea to deactivate Avast! when playing a game, and if the game is on line worst yet.

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 11:32:31 PM »
http://www.filehippo.com/download_outpost_firewall/
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Comodo-Personal-Firewall.shtml
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Online-Armor-Free.shtml
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Privatefirewall.shtml

Any of these work well with avast. As mentioned before all firewalls are "resident". I'm will not get into which is best as that is to be decided by the user. I prefer Online Armor Free as it's set it and forget it. Whichever one you decide on I recommend making mutual exclusions in both avast and your firewall.
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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 11:37:18 PM »
This is a good place to read about all the firewalls mentioned above by Para-Noid.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-firewall.htm

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 11:38:58 PM »
As simple as possible is appreciated and little resource-demanding.

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 11:42:03 PM »
As simple as possible is appreciated and little resource-demanding.

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 12:31:00 AM »
Dell Inspiron, Win10x64--HP Envy Win10x64--Both systems Avast Free v17.9.2322, Comodo Firewall v8.2 w/D+, MalwareBytes v3.0, OpenDNS, Super Anti-Spyware, Spyware Blaster, MCShield, Unchecky, Vivaldi Browser and, various browser security tools.

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 01:47:56 AM »
Outpost, Online Armor, Comodo (D+), and Private Firewall all have HIPS components. I know for certain that Outpost has webcontrol and antimalware that will need to be disabled.

Are you looking for a basic firewall or a firewall with HIPS?

I tried Private Firewall which gave me a really hard time installing. Finally figured out having WinPatrol running was the problem. It locked my computer up and slowed boot time down quite a bit when it would work. Had to go back to last known good configuration several times then just re-imaged and scrapped the installer. Didn't play well on my computer.

My personal favorite is Outpost. If you like reading log files, Outpost will give you plenty of reading material.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 01:55:58 AM by Charyb »

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 02:16:45 AM »
Are you looking for a basic firewall or a firewall with HIPS?
See reply 5;
As simple as possible is appreciated and little resource-demanding.
simple and HIPS are contradictory, so she be looking for a "simple" FW. ;)

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 12:00:37 PM »
You dont get much simpler than PC Tools Firewall Plus http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/PC-Tools-Firewall-Plus.shtml

Just another one to get you even more confused ;)

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2012, 09:44:34 PM »
hi.
PC tools firewall is not a freeware product anymore. :'(

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2012, 08:15:19 AM »
hi.
PC tools firewall is not a freeware product anymore. :'(
Where is your evidence of that ? PCTools Firewall Plus has always been free, not sure if it's supported anymore but it is definitely still free.

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2012, 09:39:33 PM »
What do you mean " Non resident ". All firewall are " Resident ". They are active and protecting and not on demand.

Bad idea to deactivate Avast! when playing a game, and if the game is on line worst yet.
Hello.
I use the comodo dragon browser and it has a portable version.so would this constitute being "non resident?"

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Re: Alternatives to zone-alarm firewall? (not resident)
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2012, 10:22:14 PM »
PC Tools offers no free products anymore except Threatfire which they don't seem to be supporting. No surprise there. You knew that was coming after Symantec bought them.

Private Friewall is not for newbees.

Actually the WIN 7 firewall w/o outbound protection enabled is perfectly fine; more so if you are behind a router with a hardware firewall. You will also have zero conflicts with installing anything. As long as you have a good anti-virus with spyware protection, outbound protection is just a pain.

A secure DNS provider is one of the easiest ways to block malware; OpenDNS, NortonDNS, etc.

I would also recommended MBAM Pro version that has a one-time modest cost.

If you also do alot of online financial stuff, I would also recommend Zemana's Anti-keylogger. If you shop around, you can find a one year license for $17; that's what I paid which is less that half their $40 a year normal fee.